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of the year. >> after the deficit soars to $16 billion, there's plenty of pain in governor brown's may budget revision with more cuts to help service and welfare programs and reduce pay. >>> term limits are back on the ballot. proposition 28 would change california's strict limits by reducing time in the state legislature from 14 years to 12 but allow all of that time to be served in one house. >>> why does the delta matter? there's renewed talk about a canal. >> in case you haven't heard, one of the world's most popular land marks is turning 75. we'll go behind the scenes of a public art exhibition guaranteed to make you look at the golden gate bridge at a whole new light. >> coming up next. >> belva: good evening. i'm belva davis. welcome to this week in northern california. joining me tonight on our news panel are lauren sommer from kqed's quest serious. and marisa lagos san francisco chronicle staff writer. and josh richman. bay area news political reporter. josh, is it my imagination but this seems to be one of the most brutal budgets governor brown has put before the legislature and us
are supporting brown's measure that would raise taxes to backfill the budget. >> this is part of the problem we're seeing around the state. nobody knows what's going to happen in november. especially with the governor's proposal. he's saying, hey, look, we're going to fund schools unless this doesn't pass. what you're seeing around california is districts saying, we can't live like that. a family can't live like that. we might get this money or not. >> the sad reality is that this $80 million cut over the next two years is the best case scenario. if these taxes don't pass, they are going to have to cut a week of school and more. >> yeah. >> belva: just want to get to an important report that came out. ed source. they had statistics on what the effect had been of all of these. were you surprised at the numbers? >> i was surprised at some of the numbers. what they talked about were the stressors that had been on schools. it's not just the education funds and the lack of teachers, but what they're saying is a huge increase in the number of children who are living in poverty. so as if 25% of childr
governor brown is saying is that it's getting somewhat better, but we're still challenged. it's going to take years to work our way out. there's got to be a way to balance the budget and pay the bills. it's worth noting that the governor is looking ahead to having a measure on november's ballot that would boost income taxes on -- temporarily for several years on earning over a quarter of a million dollars. it would boost the state sales tax and use tax by half a cent for four years. and 89% of that would go to k-12 education, 11% would go to community colleges because these are the areas that seem so threatened. >> yosh, in relation to the governor's proposal or actually the governor's teachers proposal -- there are a lot of people besides the governor who are for this, now it appears that there may be other initiatives on the ballot, as well, too. and i think the common wisdom is that the more initiatives there are on the ballot about tax increases, the less likely it is that any one of them is going to pass. the latest one i heard about is this one that's sponsored by this rich germ
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